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The Massachusetts Bible Society Got it Right

Among all the responses to the planned (but now canceled) burning copies of the Quran on Saturday by a church in Florida, the Massachusetts Bibl
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Community Organizing: Changing Lives

[Editor's Note: In the current issue of Sojourners magazine,
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The Plowshares 8: Thirty Years On

While imprisoned after his 1967 Baltimore 4 action, Philip Berrigan, in his
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Craigslist "Johns" and Impulse Exploitation

As debate rages on about Craigslist"s recent decision to delete its "adult services" section, some clues about their perspective can be found in their response to the
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What Have We Learned Since 9/11?

This Saturday, we commemorate the ninth anniversary of 9/11.
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Beck: Calling Obama Racist was 'Stupid,' 'Ignorant'

The night before Glenn Beck's rally in Washington last month, Beck visited the studio where host Joe Madison does his XM radio show.
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Glenn Beck: Does He Really Matter?

In the course of our various responses and challenges to Gl
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Quran Burning is a Sacrilegious Slap in the Face of Christ

The extremes now seem to dictate the political discourse -- extremists in caves who invoke their distorted brand of Muslim faith as they murder innocent people; and extremists in a Florida church w
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Throwing Out the Enslaved Girl With the Bathwater

So far, Craigslist isn't explaining its dramatic decision last weekend to replace with the word "censored" its entire "adult services" section, a listing which activists and state attorneys general
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Which Corporations are Buying Your Candidates?

The midterm election season is upon us, the first since the Supreme Court's January 21 ruling that allows corporations to spend as much as they wish on political advertising -- as long as they disclose their involvement.
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